28 April 2017
The Mixed A got off to a flying start, trouncing newly promoted Sudbury B 9-0. The mixed B also triumphed 9-0, but that was entirely due to Braintree A's inability to raise a team. The Senior B team drew with Hedingham 3-3 on Tuesday morning. The Senior A team, however, were too strong for Wickham Bishops B, running away with a 5-1 victory.
On Wednesday the Men's A were humbled 8-1 by Hedingham A - the match was however notable for the debut of 12-year-old Josh Mumford, very likely the youngest ever player to represent the Men's A. The Men's B lost 3-6 to Hedingham B, a respectable effort against one of the favourites for promotion. Meanwhile, the Ladies lost 6-2 to the Essex A while the Mixed C's game on Thursday was called off due to the inclement weather.